Wallis and Haslam
of of North Hants Iron Works, Basingstoke
1840 Richard Wallis established a business as corn, salt and coal merchants at Basingstoke, Hampshire
1856 Charles Haslam joined the firm when the North Hants Iron Works was opened in Station Hill, Basingstoke. The firm was then making mainly threshing machines.
1859 Exhibited a spherically-seated journal bearing at the Society of Arts Exhibition 
1861 Charles Steevens joined the firm and the manufacture of steam engines was developed.
c.1863 became Wallis and Steevens
Sources of Information
- The Practical Mechanic's Journal, July 1859
- The Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday, July 14, 1860
- The Times, Jul 18, 1867